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The Resource In the shadow of the great charter : common law constitutionalism and the Magna Carta, Robert M. Pallitto

In the shadow of the great charter : common law constitutionalism and the Magna Carta, Robert M. Pallitto

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In the shadow of the great charter : common law constitutionalism and the Magna Carta
Title
In the shadow of the great charter
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common law constitutionalism and the Magna Carta
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Robert M. Pallitto
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eng
Summary
In the Supreme CourtAEs 2008 ruling on whether Guantanamo detainees could be barred from U.S. courts, Justice Anthony Kennedy cited the U.S. Constitution, of course. But he also linked the decision to the Magna Carta. Why would a twenty-first-century judge, even under the extraordinary circumstances of the owar on terror, o invoke a document signed by an English king in the thirteenth century? To address this question, as Robert Pallitto does in this clarifying book, is to probe the history of modern civil liberties, and to explore the process by which judges decide individual rights cases. PallittoAEs work, with its insight into competing ideas about interpreting the Constitutionuooriginalismo versus oconstitutional common lawouis of critical importance to our understanding of the nationAEs founding document. Of far more than symbolic significance, the Magna Carta exerts immediate practical influence on legal outcomes, as Justice KennedyAEs opinion demonstrates. To explain this, Pallitto first goes into the CharterAEs origins, history, and nature, especially its explicit use of othe law of the lando to protect subjectsAE rights and liberty. The Magna CartaAEs legacy in the United States reaches back to the nationAEs founding, with even the colonial charters reflecting its influence. But it is in the Supreme CourtAEs reference to the Charter, spanning the institutionAEs full two-hundred years, that Pallitto finds the greatest impactumost frequently in the principles of due process (in criminal proceedings) and habeas corpus, but in many other provisions as well. And the weight of this impact registers most deeply and clearly in the development of the constitutional common lawuthe theory that courts should and do interpret and expand on constitutional texts by reference to tradition and precedent rather than to the draftersAE original intent. Charting the Magna CartaAEs influence on the contemporary jurisprudence of individual rightsufrom the legal thought of the American colonies through exemplary cases over the history of the Supreme Courtuthis book offers resounding evidence of the evolution and value of abiding principles through which American liberty endures.--
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1964-
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Pallitto, Robert M.
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342.73024
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index present
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non fiction
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  • Civil rights
  • Constitutional history
  • Law
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In the shadow of the great charter : common law constitutionalism and the Magna Carta, Robert M. Pallitto
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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text
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rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Early theoretical foundations : the common law mind -- The slavery question -- Federal common law, legal realism, and the Magna Carta tradition : constitutional interpretation in the early twentieth century -- The Warren court, civil rights, and the incorporation controversy -- The Rehnquist court and habeas corpus retrenchment -- The war on terror -- Conclusion
Control code
FIEb17675650
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23 cm.
Extent
x, 234 pages
Isbn
9780700620913
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)895730837
Label
In the shadow of the great charter : common law constitutionalism and the Magna Carta, Robert M. Pallitto
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Early theoretical foundations : the common law mind -- The slavery question -- Federal common law, legal realism, and the Magna Carta tradition : constitutional interpretation in the early twentieth century -- The Warren court, civil rights, and the incorporation controversy -- The Rehnquist court and habeas corpus retrenchment -- The war on terror -- Conclusion
Control code
FIEb17675650
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 234 pages
Isbn
9780700620913
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)895730837

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